Along the way, Nickens guided male athlete after male athlete along a path to academic and career advancement. Those who came up under Nickens include Johnnie Shuler, who went on to play at LaSalle University between 2014 and 2018. Michael Warren, another Rough Rider, went on to attend California State University Northridge in 2015. Hershell Grant, a 2012 Roosevelt graduate, played at Clarendon College in Clarendon, Texas and later Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas.
--The Washington Informer